Facebook Gets Voice Posts, Stories Archive, And More

The social media giant will now let users save photos and videos to the Facebook cloud, archive Facebook Stories and share voice messages with friends. For example, you will soon be able to save photos and videos that are taken by Facebook Camera, on Facebook; and not only on your phone. "The feature will allow you to save the photos and videos that you've captured through your Facebook Camera to a separate space from the rest of your shared photos so that other people can't see them", explained Connor Hayes, Director of Product Management, Facebook, in a select video conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. They will be given the option to save the photos and videos directly to their Facebook account. The company now lets users save photos and videos for later viewing, upload Voice Posts and archive Stories to "re-live those memories". This new feature is ideal for users who don't have enough storage on their device. "For a lot of people, audio is a very important way for them to express themselves and communicate", said Hayes. Up until now, users could now share images and videos on Facebook. Instead of starting a post from the camera, people will be able to record an audio clip and simply add a colored background (and maybe some emoji).

Before launching these updates, Facebook did a field trip to India to find out what people really wanted in order to make the most out of their Stories.

Though the waving of the phone could not be avoided, this new feature will certainly reduce the time of waiting before you can actually start to enjoy your meal.

Facebook has announced that it will be bringing three new features to its Android and iOS apps. The Stories Archive feature is the ability to archive Facebook Stories after they have passed their 24-hour expiration date.

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You'll need to tap the Archive button (looks like a small clock) that is located in the Stories section above your News Feed.

Of course, Stories will not be the only way of sharing content, as text options will still be available. You can also reshare them as a story or post it on News Feed. Facebook will give users the option of also turning off the archive so that the Stories are not saved. Several feature additions set to roll out in the next few months, however, may put Facebook's version in a league of its own.

Your Voice Posts on Stories will not be stored until you have archived the Story.

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